Vox VibraVox Pedal finally available and in stock!

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  1. gururyan

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    I played one when I went to Montreal in August. I had been waiting for this pedal to come out. And was psyched to come across it.

    I think it does a good job at copping the Vox AC30 Vib/Trem. I spent about 10 minutes, in a crowded and noisey store with my girlfriend impatiently waiting, testing it out.

    It is a little more complicated than the Vib/Trem on the AC30 reissue. It was harder for me to dial in the sounds I was looking for because of this.

    I chickened out on buying it because my cash flow is currently low.

    I played it through a Valvetronix amp, set on the Vox and Fender settings. It sounded good on both settings.

    My evaluation for it was based on my memory of the Vib/Trem sounds on a song from the R.E.M. "Murmur" album. I don't know the name of the exact song, but its the one where Michael Stipe says "conversation fear" while Peter Buck arpegiates the chords.

    The pedal is definitely in the ballpark.
     
  3. longgonedaddy

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    Is it a true vibrato in addition to a tremolo? A dual pedal, if you will.
     
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    Yeah, you can set it to be either a tremolo, a vibrato or a little bit of both. I just ordered a Dr. Scientist reverb, otherwise I would have already ordered a VibraVox...been waiting on this thing for years.
     
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    I agree about the mono thing- but considering that the vox trem stuff comes from mono amps, I kind of get it. At least they could have had a dry/wet out.
     
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    anybody else hear/play it?
     
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    I plan to have one by year's end.
     
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    I have an EH Wiggler and if it comes even close to the Acey setting on that than its okay in my opinion. By the way. I was completely unaware that Vox amps had an actual vibrato circuit. I was under the impression that they just had trem. Anyone care to enlighten me?
     
  9. monkmiles

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    Has this become readily available yet? I'd love to hear more about it and some clips.

    If it sounds close to the EHX Wiggler and has the speed switching, then that's pretty darn cool. Though it doesn't seem to have the multiple vibrato settings the Wiggler has and I love.
     
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    Still no clips that I can find, but it is scheduled to be my best purchase.
     
  11. Craise

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    That REM song is called 9-9
    :AOK
     
  12. TieDyedDevil

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    I wrote this about a week and a half ago for a different forum:

    "I tried out a Vox Cooltron tremolo/vibrato pedal on Sunday. A quick
    look at the pedal in the display case suggested that it had two
    switchable speeds. Interesting...

    This is one of those pedals-with-a-tube. The twist is that it can run
    for 20 hours on 4 AA batteries. Yeah, I was skeptical, too. Reading
    the manufacturer's literature wasn't encouraging either. Servo
    circuit blah blah low heater current blah blah long battery life...
    Right. All I can tell you is that (1) it does indeed run on batteries
    and (2) nothing lights up except a bunch of LEDs underneath the tube.

    The panel on this pedal is chromed with tiny black letters. It was
    damned near impossible to read in a well-lit store. I can imagine
    what it'd be like trying to see the control labels on a dim stage.

    Despite poor first impressions, there are some very cool things about
    this pedal. It ramps between the two speeds. You have a choice of
    trem/trem, vib/vib or trem/vib. And the speed controls aren't
    designated as fast/slow; each control covers the full range. On the
    trem/vib setting you can morph from a slow trem to a fast vib or a
    fast trem to a slow vib. You can even set both controls to the same
    speed and morph from trem to vib and back. That's a very interesting
    effect.

    The trem is really good, but the vib - even with the depth control at
    max - is subtle.

    There are a couple of unusually named controls: skew and ratio. The
    skew *seemed* to have something to do with the LFO waveshape. I never
    did convince myself that I understood the ratio control; a quick look
    at the multilingual manual didn't help.

    All in all, it might be a fun effect. But not at $225 street price..."
     
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    Anyone else tried this thing yet? I'm thinking of replacing my Deja Vibe with either this or a Wiggler.
     
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    just sold my deja for it...more info. everybody.
     
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    If it can compete tone-wise with the EHX Wiggler, then I'm interested. The Wiggler is a sweet soundin thing.
     

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